Dr Maryam Zamani as featured on Get The Gloss
Biotulin: the organic gel that claims to rival Botox
It’s acquired quite the celebrity following, but can a topical treatment really make you look younger in 60 minutes?
Everyone from Madonna to Leonardo DiCaprio are reportedly fans, and Kim Kardashian has bought the US licensing rights; as skincare brands go, Biotulin is looking likely to make it big. So why is this organic product making such waves in the youth-obsessed world of fame? It’s claims are certainly seductive…
With no downtime, pain or excessive expense, Biotulin promises effects ‘similar’ to those of Botox, ‘reducing muscle contraction and relaxing your features’. Available over the counter, benefits apparently include ‘skin that is visibly firmer after just one hour’, along with long-term skin perks:
“After just 30 days of continual use, both the depth and length of wrinkles showed a marked reduction – skin was generally smoother and firmer, ” says the website.
The above is apparently achieved by way of the fragrance-free gel’s primary ingredient, three per cent spilanthol, a herbal extract which has anaesthetic properties to ‘numb’ facial muscles. It all sounds a bit too good to be true, and facial aesthetic specialist Dr Maryam Zamani laments that it probably is:
“I’ve read up about Biotulin, but I’ve not tried it personally yet. It really cannot claim to be a ‘topical organic Botox’, as it does not paralyze the muscles that cause facial movement for extended periods of time. Its mechanism of activity and duration are not at all similar and should not be referred to as similar.”
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